Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lashes for Glasses~Part Two: SocialEyes

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A Wednesday post?!? That's right. I wanted to share part two of my "Lashes for Glasses" series, this time featuring SocialEyes lashes. If you missed it, my last post was part one of this series, where I talked all about XOBeauty lashes. Once again, I really wanted to find something that was comfortable, didn't hit my lenses, or shift too much because of my lenses. So, did the lashes work out?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lashes for Glasses~ Part One: XOBeauty

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Wearing glasses is already difficult enough on most days, but it gets even harder for those of us who just want a bit of extra oomph to our lashes. I will never forget the first time I decided to throw on a pair of falsies. They looked full, luscious, and just flat out gorgeous, and then I put my glasses on. They constantly hit my lenses, which made me constantly notice them, and made the lashes themselves shift and annoy me more than they should have. So, in the last few weeks I put some false lashes from XOBeauty and SocialEyes to the test to see if I could find the perfect pair for glasses wearers. Today, we are going to focus on XOBeauty!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Wet 'N Wild Photo Focus Foundation Review

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As I'm sure everyone knows, Wet 'N Wild released the new Photo Focus Foundation, and I just had to give it a try. I feel like I am extremely late to the party with this one, but it took me forever to get my hands on it, due to it either being sold out or just not available. I did, however, end up snagging it at my local Meijer, and let me tell you, I think I have a new favorite foundation!

Friday, February 3, 2017

An Intro To 2017

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Welcome to 2017, everyone!

 I know I'm a bit late to the whole New Years resolution thing, but I have decided that 2017 is going to be the year that I get all my ducks in a row, or at least as much as a 22 year old can. I've never been very good at keeping things organized, or keeping track of finances as closely as I maybe should. I've tried using all kinds of different apps, and planners, and nothing really ever suited what I was looking for. Not to mention how unpleasing most planners were to look at. 

Enter the Bullet Journal.

 I was scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest one day, and I kept seeing these things called a Bullet Journal. Essentially, you are creating your own life planner. If you've never seen some of the amazing journals on Instagram, you need to go check them out. They're pretty addicting to look at, and really make you want to get your sh*! together, which is exactly what I plan on doing.

The above photo is my first page. I love that I can just doodle all over this thing and no one can say i am doing it wrong! I spent a few weeks going over different ideas on how I wanted to set my journal up, and figuring out what kind of journal I wanted to use. From what I have seen, a lot of people use moleskin, dotted grid notebooks. Let me tell you, unless you are willing to wait to have one shipped, they are not easy to track down. I gave up after two days of looking for one, and decided to just get a lined notebook that I ended up finding at Meijer.

I also picked up some Paper Mate Flair felt tip markers in the Tropical Vacation colors, and some fine tip black marker pens to use in my journal. I do have to say, the one thing I regret not taking into consideration when picking this up is that the paper is really thin. While none of my pens bleed through too badly, the paper is quite see through. You live and you learn, right?

The Setup

As I said above, I took a lot of time trying to figure out how I wanted to set up my journal. There are so many cool ideas on what kinds of pages to include, and a million ways to design each page. As inspiring as it was, I was honestly very overwhelmed. I started here.

A Year At A Glance

I feel like this page is pretty self explanatory, so I won't go into much detail. The only variant I saw for the most part was the design. I kept mine simple.

Savings Goal

I decided this year would be the year I seriously crack down on cutting down my spending, and upping my savings game. I liked the idea of visually seeing how much money I am saving in something other than a dollar amount. At the bottom of this page I wrote what my goal is for each month, and then I can color in each month accordingly. Now, because I know some months I won't hit that goal, and I decided I will just fill any "empty areas" in grey, and when I do sit money aside I'll alternate colors each month. What a fun way to keep track of your savings goal!

Year In Pixels

I really enjoyed seeing peoples completed 2016 Year In Pixels, and decided to do one of my own. It will allow me to reflect each month, and at the end of the year on how I was feeling. I feel like this will make it easier to see what kind of changes I need to make. Was I overly sad? Angry? Stressed? All I have to do is go back to this page.

Welcome To February

I decided that instead of starting in the middle of January, I would start in the new month. I'm not 100% happy with how this spread turned out, but for my first month it will due. I like to add important dates to this page so I can see everything that is going on this month. I also like having a few goals set here, so that I can constantly be reminded. The thing I'm not sold on is my tracker. I think next month it will get its own page instead. 

Week One

I decided to include my first weekly spread in this post, because I am pretty darn happy with it. I like being able to keep track of what is going on in so many ways. The meal planner actually helped significantly this month, as far as the whole saving money thing goes. 

From now on I plan on just posting my weekly spread on Instagram, so go follow if you'd like to keep up with that! If you guys are interested in picking this way of organizing up, definitely check out #bulletjournals on Instagram, and if you already journal, I'd love to hear any tips you have for beginners! xoxo

Friday, August 7, 2015

Golden Freckles

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I recently had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with my best friend, Victoria. It was nice to be able to sit down, do her makeup and chat, since it has been a little over a year since we last did a photo shoot together. I was very inspired by the way the sunlight reflects off of golden hues, and the freckles that currently scatter my little sisters face. In the end, we decided on a very soft, natural bronze eye, almost bare lips, and of course, the golden freckles across her cheeks.

While this look took us some time, it can be done super quickly when you aren't chatting away. It would be a beautiful everyday look if you used natural browns instead of the gold. Below are all of the products, brushes, and techniques used to achieve this look.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Foundation Heaven: Rimmel Radiance BB Cream Review

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As we get into the warmer months, I have started to notice my skin getting a bit more temperamental with me. My winter foundation (Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous) all of a sudden hasn't been sitting right on my skin, lasting nearly as long as it normally would, and I have started to get tiny little breakouts around my mouth and forehead. For me, this is not a normal occurrence. My breakouts are almost always only on my cheeks and jawline. So, with the impression that my foundation just hasn't been working anymore, I set out to find a new, lighter spring and summer solution. Let me tell you, the Rimmel Radiance BB Cream has quickly become a new favorite.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Current Skincare Favorites

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Surprise! Yes, you are getting another post from me, and hopefully will get one every day this week. After yesterdays post, and getting some things organized and clean, I am feeling really inspired. I want to keep up with my "This is the Year" series, because not only do people seem to enjoy it, but it is definitely keeping me motivated. So, today I am going to share some of my favorite skincare products that I just can't get enough of!